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Re: Any way to install new Fedora on second drive of a running system?



On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 15:50 +0100, Antonio M wrote:
> 2009/1/16 Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>:
> > On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 18:27 -0500, Chris Snook wrote:
> >> B Wooster wrote:
> >> > I wonder if this can be done - I'm have a system that is running Fedora Core 7.
> >> >
> >> > I want to avoid shutting down and rebooting and spending the hours to
> >> > install Fedora 10 on this.
> >> >
> >> > I do have a second drive in this system that is not being used.
> >> >
> >> > So, wondering if I could run some special install program, that
> >> > formats, partitions the second drive, installs Fedora 10, allows me to
> >> > select and update and install packages.
> >> >
> >> > Then after I'm done, I'll just boot using the second drive.
> >> >
> >> > Is this possible?
> >> >
> >>
> >> The short answer is no.  The long answer is yes, but it's way more trouble than
> >> it's worth.  Last time I checked, installing F10 only took a few minutes.  Just
> >> wait until you've booted up into it before you install every single package in
> >> the distro.
> >>
> >> -- Chris
> >>
> > I don't understand your answer Chris.. The answer is clearly yes. That
> > is what people do when they install Fedora on a machine with Windows.
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> User wants to install on a running system, to be re-booted only after
> installation, so the downtime would be only the time for re-booting!!!
His quesstion was could it be done not whether it would save time.
> 
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